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Rare Sunfish Washes Up On Scottish Beach

By at November 10, 2014 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

Sunfish with Deep Sea World's Louis Pounder (1100x984)

A bizarre-looking oceanic fish, which can grow up to four metres in length, has been washed up on a beach just minutes away from Deep Sea World in North Queensferry. The extraordinary sunfish was discovered by a member of the public at East Bay beach who contacted aquarists from the nearby aquarium. On arrival at the scene the aquarists realised the stranded fish, which

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Halloween Weekend At Deep Sea World

By at October 28, 2014 | 7:48 pm | 0 Comment

Stonefish head on

Visitors are being invited to enjoy an underwater scare adventure at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, this Halloween weekend (Friday, October 31st – Sunday, November 2nd). There will be Halloween-themed trails, fun activities for kids and even spooky scuba divers on Saturday and Sunday. Any young warlocks or witches who arrive in full fancy dress will

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Baby Catshark Born at Deep Sea World

By at June 16, 2014 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

Baby catshark and egg case

Aquarists at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, are celebrating after the birth of a baby shark, with more due to hatch out soon. The tiny shark, a member of the native catshark family, is thriving in a special nursery tank at the aquarium - safely away from the attentions of its larger cousins. Staff at the award-winning wildlife attraction say they are

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Deep Sea World Marks World Oceans Day

By at May 25, 2014 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Harbour seal at DSW PIC Charli Corcoran

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium is launching a special photography competition in the run-up to World Oceans Day on Sunday, June 8th. WOD is a worldwide event aimed at raising awareness of the marine environment. The concept for a ‘World Oceans Day’ was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and in 2008 it was officially

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Rescued Shoal of Piranhas at Deep Sea World

By at April 14, 2014 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

Piranhas at Deep Sea World

A shoal of rescued red-bellied piranhas is settling in to a spacious new home at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. The 13-strong shoal were facing an uncertain future until the North Queensferry attraction stepped in to save them.  They were being kept in a 5ft home aquarium but the owner, who was moving house, could not take them with him. Deep Sea

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New Aquarium Haunt For Ghostly Knifefish

By at February 21, 2014 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment

Ghost KnifeFish

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is providing a spooky new haunt for a mysterious South American ghost knifefish. Knifefish can reach up to half a metre in length and are found throughout the Amazon basin.  Locals believe the ghosts of the departed take up residence in the fish, which are black and mainly nocturnal. As well as their supernatural

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Pirates and Princesses Go Free At Deep Sea World

By at February 4, 2014 | 9:16 pm | 0 Comment

Pirates and Princesses go free at Deep Sea World, North Queensferry

Deep Sea World in North Queensferry will be awash with buccaneers, brigands, privateers and princesses as part of their Pirates and Princesses celebrations (Friday, February 8th – Sunday, February 23rd). Pirates and Princesses features storytelling sessions where you can learn all about some real life pirates, pirate games including tug-o-war and walk the plank and

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